Much like your engagement ring, your wedding bands will stick with you for life. You want to make sure that you love the band you choose, because you're going to be looking at it for the rest of your life. When choosing wedding bands, both spouses should choose a style that they personally love, your wedding bands do not have to exactly match!
Many couples I work with think that they're wedding bands have to perfectly match. My rule of thumb is to choose a style that fits each individual best. If they happen to match, great. But if they don't there is no set in stone rule that says you have to have matching bands. The two bands in the photo above don't necessarily "match" but they still look gorgeous together! The mens band is a thick yellow gold and the women's band is a white gold diamond eternity band. Both are beautiful but completely different. Two-toned metals are a huge trend these days, so this pair of bands fits right in.
On the other hand, sometimes it works out that both spouses like the same metal so the bands match. The set pictured above matches really well. The mens band is a thinner and plain yellow gold, and the women's bands are both yellow gold with diamonds. My client wanted to start building a wedding band stack, so she chose these two beauts to start!
Stacking wedding bands with your engagement ring has become a huge trend, and one that I personally love. In this case if you want to match your spouse, choose all of the same metals but different styles. Or mix your metals, and have one of your bands match his metals so that when next to each other the bands still look aesthetically pleasing. The stack in the photo above is our Lilly gray diamond ring with a yellow gold band, mixed with two white gold wedding bands. The two-toned metals work really well here!
So to sum it all up, whether you want your wedding band to match with your spouses band is a complete personal preference. There is no right or wrong answer, your main concern should be whether or not you will love the band forever because it will be on your finger for years to come!
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L. Priori Jewelry is a private jeweler in Philadelphia specializing in custom engagement rings, everyday luxe fine jewelry, and antique and estate jewels. A GIA Graduate Gemologist, Lauren Priori has trained at a diamond auction house, Tiffany & Co., and Philadelphia's Jewelers' Row. For more information or to set up an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.